Mending Moore’s Creek

Michael Lawlor Smith came to Downstream with a challenge: Produce a high quality documentary of a trout restoration project using video primarily from cell phones — older model ones. Using Lawlor’s concept script as a starting point, Downstream rewrote the script, acquired B-roll footage, edited, and styled a video that was true to Smith’s original vision and exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Mending Moore’s creek profiles a habitat restoration project in Moore’s Creek State Forest that aims to make the stream a more favorable habitat for the long-term survival of Brook Trout. Partners include Virginia Military Institute, Washington & Lee University, Virginia Department of Forestry, Shenandoah Streamworks, Trout Unlimited Skyline Chapter,